NEW YORK (WHDH) - With an offense this dynamic, it’s little surprise that several Red Sox players are among the league leaders in voting for the 2016 All-Star Game.
According to MLB Communications, three Red Sox players would start for the American League in the midseason classic if the voting ended today. David Ortiz, the Red Sox designated hitter in the midst of his final season, is the second-leading vote getter in the AL with more than 1.4 million votes. Ortiz currently leads the DH category by more than 800,000 votes over Kendrys Morales of the Royals.
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is one of just five players in the AL with more than one million votes. Bogaerts holds a comfortable lead in the shortstop voting over Alcides Escobar of the Royals. Elsewhere, Jackie Bradley Jr. is third among outfielders, meaning he would take one of those three spots if voting ended today.
Bradley holds a slim lead over Mark Trumbo of the Orioles and is behind Mike Trout of the Angels and Lorenzo Cain of the Royals.
Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia, Travis Shaw, Blake Swihart, and Mookie Betts are also among the contenders for a guaranteed spot in the All-Star Game. After fans vote for the starters, players and managers fill in the rest of the roster, including pitchers.
The 87th All-Star Game will be held in San Diego on July 12.
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